In a strategic move to rejuvenate his professional career, Nigerian midfielder Lukman Haruna has officially inked a short-term contract until the culmination of the season with Lithuanian top-flight club FK Palanga. Haruna, who had been without a club since parting ways with Dynamo Kiev in January 2017, underwent rigorous trials at prominent football establishments, including Vardar Skopje in Macedonia, RC Lens in France, and Odense BK in Denmark.
The seasoned midfielder, a notable figure in Nigeria’s U-17, U-20, and U-23 national teams, sees this stint with FK Palanga as a pivotal opportunity to reignite his footballing journey. Haruna, who clinched the FIFA U-17 World Cup in 2007, expressed his enthusiasm about the move during a conversation with CSN.
“Yes, I have signed a short-term deal until the end of the season, and I hope to relaunch my career with this move,” Haruna conveyed, revealing the eagerness to make a significant impact in the forthcoming months.
The 27-year-old midfielder brings a wealth of experience to FK Palanga, having previously showcased his talents at renowned clubs such as AS Monaco, Dynamo Kyiv, Hoverla, FC Anzhi Makhachkala, and FC Astana. With a rich footballing history and a determined spirit, Haruna is poised to contribute to FK Palanga’s aspirations for success in the Lithuanian top-flight competition.